Esoro Refinery Explosion

Esoro Refinery Explosion

 Review the case study linked below about an incident that involved fatal fires from chemicals within the Tesoro facility. This link with take you to a web page that has a number of resources regarding this incident, including a very interesting video and final report. U.S. Chemical Safety and Investigative Board. (2014). Tesoro Refinery fatal explosion and fire. Retrieved from http://www.csb.gov/assets/1/7/Tesoro_Anacortes_2014-May-01.pdf

In your own words, describe the chemical processes and why operators thought the process was controlled.

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Describe high temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA). What are some of the issues that resulted in high temperature hydrogen attack on the heat exchangers?

What could have been done to prevent the incident, and to decrease the number of fatalities?

How might this knowledge be useful for individuals involved in emergency response operations?

Your APA formatted paper should be 4-5 pages in length (not including the title and references pages). Any sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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